Orlando von Einsiedel is the multi award-winning director of the Oscar winning Netflix short documentary, THE WHITE HELMETS. His first feature, the BAFTA and Academy Award nominated documentary, VIRUNGA won over 50 international awards including an EMMY, a Peabody, a Grierson and a duPont-Columbia Award for outstanding journalism.

Orlando is drawn to telling inspiring human narratives from around the world, frequently combining intimate personal stories with powerful visual aesthetics and in-depth investigations. He has worked in every continent, often in impenetrable and difficult environments, from pirate boats to war zones. He has won over 100 international film and advertising awards.

Formerly a professional snowboarder, Orlando has a degree in Social Anthropology and is co-founder of Grain Media.

His brand focused work includes projects for some of the world’s largest brands (including Sony, Diesel, Canon and Nike), his most recent being a 9-part documentary series for Google produced by JJ Abrams.


Selected filmography:
THE WHITE HELMETS. 2016. 40’. Documentary. Netflix. 
MOON SHOT. 2016. 9 X Short Documentaries. Google. 
KING OF THE MOUNTAIN. 2015. 8.41’. Documentary. AJ+.
WE ARE FIRE. 2014. 7’55″. TVC. Al Jazeera English.  
VIRUNGA. 2014. 100’. Documentary. Netflix. 
PIRATE FISHING. 2012. 2 X 25’. Documentary. Al Jazeera English.
AISHA’S SONG. 2012. 10’09”. Documentary. The Girl Effect.
RADIO AMINA. 2012. 8’16”. Documentary. The Girl Effect.
FORCED MARRIAGE UNIT. 2011. 52′. Documentary. Current TV.  
SKATEISTAN: TO LIVE AND SKATE KABUL. 2010. 9.12’. Documentary. Diesel / Dazed & Confused. 

Read more about Orlando here:
The Times
Dazed and Confused
The New York Times
The Hollywood Reporter
Huck Magazine
Indie Wire
1883 Magazine
The LA Times
The Huffington Post